Member recipe

Colman's Broccoli Macaroni

Member recipe by

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(2 ratings)

Member recipe by

Cooking time

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A cheesy household favourite, very quick to prepare and easy to cook. This recipe is based on the use of Colman's Cheddar Sauce. If you don't have that particular sauce, there are lots of ways to whip up a quick cheese sauce.

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 150g Macaroni (based on 75g per person)
  • 2 handfuls of trimmed Broccoli
  • 100g Frozen Peas
  • Colman's Cheddar Cheese Sauce, or equivalent
  • 300ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • Grated cheddar cheese, to top it off

Method

  1. Trim the broccoli by removing from the base stem and removing any leaves attached. Always leave a decent amount of stem on each head of broccoli; they're really good for you and tasty. You'll need 3 saucepans for this recipe, so 3/4 fill the first saucepan with cold water (enough to cover the broccoli) and bring it to the boil. Add the broccoli to the pan and simmer for 20 minutes. All of the other cooking will be done within this 20 minutes as well.

  2. After 8 minutes, bring the 2nd saucepan of water to the boil and add the macaroni. Reduce to simmer and stir occasionally. This will take 10-11 minutes. After another 5 minutes, add your peas to the same saucepan as your pasta and turn it to a medium heat.

  3. Now take the 3rd saucepan, add your Colman's mixture and the milk and simmer for the remaining time. Stir this mixture constantly, as it will boil over very quickly and you need to remove all of the lumps.

  4. Once the 20 minutes is finished, drain the peas and pasta and cool down the largest of your saucepans by running it under the cold tap for a couple of seconds. Add the peas and pasta to the saucepan. Drain the broccoli and carefully cut it up into small pieces. Add the broccoli and the cheese sauce to the saucepan and mix it all together thoroughly.

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Otuel
4th Aug, 2014
5.05
This was a lovely and simple meal to make. Would definitely recommend to others and will have this again.
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.